Lost Dog | Napa Smith Brewery

Lost DogLost Dog
215 Ratings
Lost DogLost Dog

Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Offa on 04-22-2009

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of BeerMePlze
4.48/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this beer at a buddy's place, never heard of it, and I was thirsty.

Very impressed, a beautiful amber/reddish hue and great malt aroma. Smells a little sweet, not too overpowering though, a very pleasant balance. Tastes somewhat fruity with just the right amount of hop backbone. A little bit of toasted nut flavor as well.

Pretty easy drinking, not too heavy... and extremely sessionable for the ABV of 7.2%.

All in all i was very pleased with this find!

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Photo of daliandragon
4.27/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lost Dog was left behind in the beach-house where we are for the weekend by the couple who left a night early, so the name is fairly apropro. Impressive, mostly opaque brown hue covered with beige lace. Nose is strong with heavy sweet malt with wine, spice and medicine notes.

The flavor is likewise oversweet with heavy toasted malt and notes of caramel, toffee, iron, cereals, and booze. The candied up flavor is supported admirably by a thick, lasting texture throughout. High flavor and warming on the coldest night of the week. The alcohol number is high for the style, as is the final score.

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Photo of Fitzpat4
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Geoffq
4.23/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

nice beer little strong reddish color

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Photo of Brad007
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful amber hue with a decent head into my glass. Looks very nice for the style.

A hint of grassy hops and sweet malt greets the nose. Seems balanced but it depends on the taste.

This is a lightly-hopped, sweet red ale. The ABV is slightly higher than a standard but the taste is no less robust.

Carbonation is mild, bordering on wild, at least at the back of the throat.

Definitely for the fan of red ales that attempt to offer more than just blandness.

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Photo of LannahC
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stro23m
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack of this to try...

I love it, very hoppy and clean flavor to it.

Its like an ipa but could be hoppier. although im partial to beers with 80+ ibu's.

you can really taste and feel the alcohol in this beer at 7.2%.

Overall i would buy again but there are better options out there and the down side is it comes in 4 packs insted of 6.

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a bomber and on tap at Prima. L: Hazy amber with a light copper tint under a 1” clingy white foam collar. S: Bread and citrus T: Starts with sweet malt, light bread crust and finishes with a bitter hop accent. F: Medium body and medium carbonation. O: I tend to prefer more assertive styles but this beer has character and is easy to drink.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pumpkin-hued amber with a nice fluffy white head.

Smells of fresh grain, some figs, and a hint of pine.

The taste is quite a bit less hoppy than the nose leads me to believe. Smooth, lightly roasted drain, figs, and a bit of pine resin in the finish. Very nice.

The feel is velvety and well-balanced.

Overall, I'm quite pleased. This is a good standard amber, yet I would have liked a little more hops.

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've grown accustomed to American Ambers shooting for the hoppy side, crowding toward the American Pale Ale realm. This beer is content to settle back and let the malt do the work. A bit on the sweet side, with caramel notes predominant. Moderate bittering toward the end pulls the beer short of cloying.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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Lost Dog from Napa Smith Brewery
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